Director(s)Robert Bresson
Producer(s)Alain Poiré, Jean Thuillier
Top GenresDrama, Thriller/Suspense, War
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A Man Escaped (1956) was a War - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Robert Bresson and produced by Alain Poiré and Jean Thuillier.

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A Man Escaped (1956)

By Beatrice on Apr 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time

A Man Escaped (Un condamn? ? mort s’est ?chapp? ou Le vent souffle o? il veu) Directed by Robert Bresson Written by Robert Bresson from a memoir by Andr? Devigny 1956/France Gaumont/Nouvelles Editions de Films First viewing/Netflix rental #322 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This... Read full article

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The first film of Bresson's where he used a completely non-professional cast.
After seeing the film, Jean-Luc Godard said that Bresson was "to French cinema what Mozart is to German music and Dostoevsky is to Russian literature".
Bresson insisted on complete authenticity. Original author Andre Devigny served as adviser on the film, which was actually shot in the same Montluc prison where he was incarcerated. Devigny also loaned Bresson the ropes and hooks he had used in his escape.
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